Gender inequality in both killing and capturing and gynocentric society was founded when Roman men abducted Sabine women to be their wives. … Read the post Sabine women win Pyrrhic peace for Roman men
Cicero recounted a quip about a husband, his friend, his friend’s wife & suicide. Medieval literature amplified the quip & added spiritual allegorization. … Read the post medieval amplification of husband’s suicide quip in Cicero
In his Satire 6, the Roman poet Juvenal criticizes marriage and women. What Juvenal wrote is no longer laughing matter. Satire needs a rebirth. … Read the post Juvenal’s Satire 6 is no longer laughing matter
The Roman Emperor Augustus passed laws penalizing unmarried men and rewarding men with 3 or more children. Yet men remained reluctant to marry. … Read the post why were men reluctant to marry in ancient Rome?
Pliny and Galen put love elegy into prose: Pliny, to model the behavior of an ideal wife; Galen, to dismiss it and offer a healthier prescription. … Read the post Pliny and Galen respond to love elegy